Supporting a Worlds Greatest Shave event

Pleased to be involved in hosting a party put together by Chop Haircutters, Onespace Gallery, Lucky Duck Café, Lift Café and supporting the Leukaemia Foundation by hosting a World’s Greatest Shave event on 16 March 2018. Funds raised […]

Court of Appeal matter – important for future cases

One of my pro-bono appeals in the Court of Appeal was reported and published in a local newspaper on 18 July 2017.  Most importantly – the client was able to have a voice and representation […]

Doyles 2017 Leading Criminal Law Barristers for Queensland

Kylie Hillard is Recommended junior counsel in Criminal Law in Queensland and one of only three women on the 2017 Doyles Criminal Law List for Queensland. The 2017 listing of leading Queensland Criminal Law […]

Equitable Briefing Policy

Have you signed up for the National Equitable Briefing Policy that was established by the Law Council of Australia? I have.  This important policy seeks to address the low appearance rates of women advocates in […]

Appearance for ex-LNP MP Scott Driscoll – advocating for the best sentence possible

8 March 2017 article published about the sentence submissions –   

“Why Australia needs a Rosie Batty Roadshow”

As the Chair of National Advocacy for Soroptimist International Australia, Kylie Hillard was the national organiser of the event, and key author of this article promoting the Rosie Batty Roadshow in 2016.

Contempt of Court: Your Clients’ Rights and Powers of the Court, in Family Law proceedings

  Contempt of Court Orders – your client’s rights and the powers of the court When it comes to allegations of contempt of court orders in family law, you need to know your client’s rights […]

Advocacy work at all levels

I was more than happy to speak to a local Rotary club about domestic violence and some of the advocacy work that I had been doing around meta-data and the need for awareness on this […]

Budget ‘metadata’ funding may enable domestic violence

The government’s new metadata regime should be amended to prevent perpetrators of domestic violence accessing this information, Kylie Hillard writes.

Published in Lawyers Weekly on 11 May 2016

Speaker – Australian Women Lawyers Conference 2016 in Perth

Unintended consequence of government “metadata” legislation that enables domestic and family violence.

Poster – “Metadata legislation – are victims of domestic violence safe?”

Poster Presentation, “Metadata legislation – are victims of domestic violence safe?”, Stop Domestic Violence Conference, December 2015. With the introduction of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 there came significant outcry […]

“The Business Case for Gender Diversity – a Competitive Edge”

Women in leadership and understanding gendered roles is essential for competitive and effective business, but how do you create this environment?

Budget fails victims of domestic violence

This year’s Federal Budget threatens to compromise those affected by domestic violence, barrister Kylie Hillard writes.

Published in Lawyers Weekly 9 June 2015

Court of Appeal matter – leaving extraordinary emergency to juries

One of my pro-bono Court of Appeal matters where both the appeal against conviction and sentence was allowed – a young driver involved in a car accident where extra-ordinary emergency was not left to the jury.  View […]

“Wimmin and Whitlam’s Legacy”

Gough Whitlam had a profound impact on the rights of women … His government was at the forefront of engaging women in the workforce … There’s still a long way to go, says Queensland barrister Kylie Hillard

Published in Justinian 14 November 2014

“Queensland’s women problem”

Brisbane barrister Kylie Hillard argues that the lack of female judicial appointments in Queensland is damaging confidence in the courts … Disappearing women … Warnings from Michael McHugh ignored … Overwhelmingly white and male gives rise to perceptions of injustice

Published 21 October 2014 in “Justinian.

Appearance for Dr Jayant Patel – advocating for his acquittal

Dr Patel’s historic, and proper, acquittal on 13 March 2013 was widely publicised – I was pleased to have been part of the legal team, and to have been able to work on putting together […]